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Ovid in English

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ISBN-10: 0140448667

ISBN-13: 9780140448665

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ovid, Christopher Martin

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This is a volume of verse translations of the Roman poet Ovid. The texts span most of the history of British literature, with translators ranging from Chaucer to Seamus Heaney.
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List price: $14.99
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.12" wide x 7.87" long
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Born of an equestrian family in Sulmo, Ovid was educated in rhetoric in Rome but gave it up for poetry. He counted Horace and Propertius among his friends and wrote an elegy on the death of Tibullus. He became the leading poet of Rome but was banished in 8 A.D. by an edict of Augustus to remote Tomis on the Black Sea because of a poem and an indiscretion. Miserable in provincial exile, he died there ten years later. His brilliant, witty, fertile elegiac poems include Amores (Loves), Heroides (Heroines), and Ars Amatoris (The Art of Love), but he is perhaps best known for the Metamorphoses, a marvelously imaginative compendium of Greek mythology where every story alludes to a change in…